The Institute of World Economics of the Centre for Economic and Regional Studies, Hungarian Academy of Sciences (in collaboration with the Center for European Neighborhood Studies of the Central European University) is organizing the 5th The Role of State in Varieties of Capitalism (SVOC) Annual International Conference in Budapest, on 28-29 November 2019.
This year’s title is “Institutions and Change”, and the Keynote Speakers will be Professor Ziya Önis (Koç University Istanbul) and Professor László Csaba (Central European University).
The edited volume of the selected papers presented during the SVOC conference in 2016, has been just published by Palgrave Macmillan (https://www.palgrave.com/gp/book/9783030051853), and we have already submitted the proposal for a new edited volume based on the papers presented during last year’s conference.
Within this conference I would like to organize a Special Session devoted to the revival of industrial policies in the early 21st century, which would be connected to my research project recently started under the title “From developmental states to new protectionism: changing repertoire of state interventions to promote development in an unfolding new world order”.
Within this special session we would focus especially on the following questions:
Which are the possibilities and potential tools of trade, industrial and STI policies to promote economic development in the twenty-first century in the «emerging market context»?
- Which were the main tools of the classic developmental states’ trade and industrial policies?
- Which of these might be applicable (with some modifications) under the current (totally different) circumstances?
- What kind of new policy tools, innovative measures can be identified in the light of new challenges in the eve of the twenty-first century?
To formulate it in a different way we are investigating good/bad practices, that might offer useful lessons for emerging countries that share similar characteristics, currently or historically.
Thus to put it short, based on your earlier professional work (and our former professional encountering during different workshops, conferences or otherwise), I send you the CfP of the above mentioned conference, and kindly ask you to think about a potential contribution to the Special Session on Industrial Policies. In this special session any related work, more general, theoretical-oriented papers, as well as country case studies or comparative analysis are warmly welcome!
The deadline for abstract submission is July 31, 2019!